Get out your SPF because summer is officially here! For many, this means the beginning of endless adventures, be it cozy days at home with lemonade in hand or afternoons of fun at the beach embracing the sunshine. Cruises are other common summertime activities and a great way to spend time with family and friends. Finding complete outfits that fit our petite proportions for vacation can be tricky! Whether you are in the planning stages for one or about to set sail, let’s explore some easy, breezy petite outfits to take along with you!

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Whether you are headed to Alaska or traveling to the sunny ports of Cancún, a jumpsuit is a definite must-have travel companion! Cooler weather may necessitate a longer sleeve, while warmer weather may call for a sleeveless look! Whatever makes you feel most comfortable is the way to go! Pop on a jacket or cardigan to elevate the ensemble for dinner! Accessorize with your favorite jewelry, along with some sneakers or sandals depending on the schedule of events for the day!

As a petite, I understand the challenge of finding the perfect inseam, so sometimes I opt for a cropped jumpsuit that shows off my favorite sandals. We also carry the perfect full-length options which would be nice for lower temps!

Shorts & Tee

As a classic outfit of the season, you can’t go wrong with a shorts and tee combo! From basic denim to comfortable linen blends, the options are infinite! Due to their versatility, shorts can easily be paired with casual or dressier tops. If you are planning on cruising to a warm destination, try bringing along a pair of perfectly petite shorts in a lightweight material like tencel or linen. The best part is you can roll them to your desired length!

For those who enjoy keeping with the current trends, try a comfy knit short for a polished and fashion-forward look! Style with your favorite fitted tee and sunnies for a complete chic look!

Lightweight Pants & Blouse

You will not regret packing a pair of pants for your cruise! If you like a wider-leg silhouette and are looking for a breathable material, try out a cotton or linen blend. Not too long and not too short, find a true petite pair which can easily be dressed up or down with your favorite blouse for a dinner or when shopping onboard.

More tapered silhouettes, like joggers, tend to work well for those of us with shorter statures, so they are also quite nice to pack! For a beachy vibe, a floral palazzo paired with some sandals and a basic white tee would make for a chic aesthetic.

Lounge Set

For those who prefer an athleisure look or want to wind down in style after a full day, you will definitely want to bring a lounge set! For cooler climates, a jogger/full-length pant option may be the best route for you! Find a set you can walk on deck in for a stylishly confident and comfortable look. Shorts can be easier for us petites, as hemming is not usually required.

A comfy hoodie and a soft pant make for the dream team. Neutral sets like this are wardrobe staples, as they match nearly anything you could imagine. Throw on a pair of sneakers and enjoy taking in the sights!


If you bring anything with you, let it be this: a dress! If it has pockets, even better! For attending a show aboard the cruise, a midi or maxi may be a great option! Worried about length? Choose whatever you are comfortable with! For a fancy dinner, how about a classic sheath or a silky slip dress with a side slit? This dress is stunning to dress up with delicate gold jewelry and nude strappy heels for a timeless and flirty feel.

Fitted to your petite proportions, you will love anything petite-specific which will fit your frame so well. More casual swing and shift dresses are ideal for excursions and days packed with activities. They pair nicely with slide sandals or fashion sneakers.

Wherever your cruise takes you, the perfect petite outfits to match your perfect summertime adventure will undoubtedly add to the excitement! Make the most of it by packing pieces that bring you the most joy and have fun with it!

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